Term through June 30, 2024
Angela Vaughan earned her PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas, Austin, her Master’s in Education of Teaching and Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Texas, Arlington. Currently, she is an Associate Professor and the Director of the University 101 program at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). Dr. Vaughan first developed the program at UNC to support first-semester, first-time students; however, it has now expanded to serve all students and support their intellectual and professional development.
She began her 25-year career as an educator while serving as a United States Air Force Captain. From there, she has taught and developed curriculum at the high school, community college, and university levels. In her present position, she focuses on undergraduate student success, as well as helping current and future teachers develop their practice and become more effective.
Dr. Vaughan has written the textbook Educational Psychology for Learners: Connecting Theory, Research, and Application, has delivered dozens of campus workshops and national conference presentations, and has authored many articles on student learning, success and retention, and effective teaching. Currently, Dr. Vaughan consults with other first-year programs across the country who want to transform their current programs into academically rigorous research-based first-year seminars. This includes designing and delivering comprehensive instructor and faculty professional development and training. She also serves as member of the editorial review board for the Journal of College Students Retention: Research, Theory, & Practice.